Development of Accredited Training for the Water Industry

Development of Accredited Training for the Water Industry

Design a training programme which responds to the specified training need identified through the BEST Programme; develop learning outcomes which can be used to inform the development of formal units where required.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Training services

2014/S 050-083713

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Cardiff University
Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0258

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: Cardiff University
Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
Internet address: www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cardiff University
Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
Internet address: www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cardiff University
Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
Internet address: www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

BEST Training: Development of Accredited Training for the Water Industry.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Built Environment Sustainability Training Programme (the BEST Programme) is a collaborative programme led by the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University (CU-WSA) in partnership with Asset Skills, CITB, Constructing Excellence in Wales, the Energy Saving Trust, Proskills and SummitSkills. The BEST Programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government to deliver training until July 2015.
Delivery Partners are required to develop and deliver new training programmes to meet an identified need. In summary, Delivery Partners will:
— design a training programme which responds to the specified training need identified through the BEST Programme;
— develop learning outcomes which can be used to inform the development of formal units where required;
— produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes;
— deliver the course to a specified number of eligible built environment professionals across Wales.
The BEST Programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government. As with all ESF-funded programmes, the BEST programme cannot be totally funded with ESF money. The BEST Programme attracts 50% of its funding from the European money and the additional 50 % is contributed by Programme partners. This is known as match funding. Match funding refers to the amount of non-European funding required to make up the full cost of the programme.
Delivery Partners will need to evidence a contribution of 50 % match funding towards the costs of developing and delivering the training course.
For further details please see the specification. Documents can be obtained from the following location
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Registration is free.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This tender is split into four Lots. Potential suppliers are able to bid for any one or combination of the Lots:
Lot 1 – Collaborating to deliver Sustainable Urban Drainage and Water Sensitive Urban Design;
Lot 2 – Integrated Catchment Management;
Lot 3 – Green Roofs Concept and Design;
Lot 4 – Designing Rainwater Harvesting systems.
Delivery Partners will be required to develop and deliver new training programmes to meet an identified need. In summary, Delivery Partners will:
— design a training programme which responds to the specified training need identified through the BEST Programme;
— develop learning outcomes which can be used to inform the development of formal units where required;
— produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes;
— deliver the course to a specified number of eligible 6built environment professionals across Wales.
For further details please see the specification. Documents can be obtained from the following location
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Registration is free.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.6.2014. Completion 18.9.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Collaborating to deliver Sustainable Urban Drainage and Water Sensitive Urban Design

1)Short description

The BEST Programme is seeking a delivery partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver a new CQFW Level 4 accredited training programme in Collaborating to deliver Sustainable Urban Drainage and Water Sensitive Urban Design.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope

The successful Delivery Partner(s) will:
— design a training programme which responds to the specified training need identified through the BEST Programme;
— develop learning outcomes which can be used to inform the development of formal units;
— produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes;
— deliver the course to a minimum of 60 and maximum 120 eligible built environment professionals across Wales.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Integrated Catchment Management

1)Short description

The BEST Programme is seeking a delivery partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver a new CQFW Level 3/4 training programme in Integrated Catchment Management, aimed at the built environment professionals in Wales.
The need for this course has been identified by The Energy Saving Trust as the lead organisation and contributor for the Water Theme within BEST.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope

The successful Delivery Partner(s) will:
— design a training programme which responds to training need identified through the BEST Programme;
— develop learning outcomes which will be used to inform the development of formal units;
— produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes;
— deliver the course to a minimum of 60 and maximum 120 eligible built environment professionals across Wales.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Green Roofs Concept and Design

1)Short description

The BEST Programme is seeking a delivery partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver a new CQFW Level 4/5 training programme in Green Roofs: Concepts and Design, aimed at the built environment professionals in Wales.
The need for this course has been identified by The Energy Saving Trust as the lead organisation and contributor for the Water Theme within BEST.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope

The successful Delivery Partner (s) will:
— design a training programme which responds to training need identified through the BEST Programme;
— develop learning outcomes which will be used to inform the development of formal units;
— produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes;
— deliver the course to a minimum of 60 and maximum 120 eligible built environment professionals across Wales.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Designing Rainwater Harvesting systems

1)Short description

The BEST Programme is seeking a delivery partner (or consortia of partners) to develop and deliver a new CQFW Level 4/5 training programme in Designing Rainwater Harvesting Systems aimed at the built environment professionals in Wales.
The need for this course has been identified by The Energy Saving Trust as the lead organisation and contributor for the Water Theme within BEST.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope

The successful Delivery Partner(s) will:
— design a training programme which responds to training need identified through the BEST Programme;
— develop learning outcomes which will be used to inform the development of formal units;
— produce learning and assessment materials which meet the agreed learning outcomes;
— deliver the course to a minimum of 60 and maximum 120 eligible built environment professionals across Wales.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Please see specification.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see specification.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Several Liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Match Funding
The BEST Programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government. As with all ESF-funded programmes, the BEST programme cannot be totally funded with ESF money. The BEST Programme attracts 50 % of its funding from the European money and the additional 50 % is contributed by Programme partners. This is known as match funding. Match funding refers to the amount of non-European funding required to make up the full cost of the programme.
Delivery Partners will need to evidence a contribution of 50 % match funding towards the costs of developing and delivering the training course. (Please see the specification for further details).
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
Please see the specification.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see the specification.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see the specification.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SPEC393/GHP
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.4.2014
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.4.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22.4.2014 – 14:00
Place:

Cardiff University

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Cardiff University Assistant Directors of Finance.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The BEST Programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government.
VI.3)Additional information

(WA Ref:7266).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Cardiff University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to clarify or query the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.3.2014